Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Sudan

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See also, Regional Affairs 1999

Apr. 16: The newspaper Akhbar Al-Yawin reported that authorities had arrested several journalists on suspicion of links to foreign intelligence agencies. [4/20 WP]

Apr. 19: Security authorities arrested two journalists-a reporter for the official Sudanese News Agency (SUNA) and a correspondent for AlJazira. [4/20 FBIS]

The government postponed peace talks with the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) scheduled to be held in Nairobi on 20 April. [4/20 FBIS]

Apr. 21: SUNA reported that authorities had released the detained SUNA reporter. The reporter had been detained for three days for national security reasons. [4/22 FBIS]

May 2: In Doha, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and President `Umar al-Bashir signed a peace agreement to suspend military operations and to restore diplomatic relations, which had been severed since 1994. [514 FBIS]

May 3: The US treasury department freed the US-held assets of Salih Idris, the owner of the AI-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum. …

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